27 juillet 2019

An Yixing double-walled bamboo-form teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 400. An Yixing double-walled bamboo-form teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 15.2cm, 6in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body divided into eight vertical lobes, each lobe pierced with bamboo leaves, set with a curved spout and loop handle, each segmented to simulate bamboo stems, the domed cover similarly decorated. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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16 juillet 2019

An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century

Lot 243. An enamelled and gem set sword hilt, North India, early 18th century; 8 ins. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and emeralds in gold on a red enamelled ground, in four separate parts which screw in to one another, all surfaces decorated, some stones missing. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p. 84, ill. p. 106, no. 42. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2019

A rare huanghuali altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 153. A rare huanghuali altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 95.5 by 201 by 45 cm, 37 3/8  by 79 1/4  by 17 3/4  in. Estimate £80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 100,000 GBP (129,210 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the panelled rectangular top terminating in everted flanges, above a plain beaded apron carved and pierced with ruyi scrolls atop each leg, the square section legs secured by two cross braces joined by a quatrefoil brace, all above a... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century

Lot 1106. A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on eight bulb-form legs with spreading feet, the sides flaring to the rim, all richly enameled in green, red, yellow and white with foliate motifs. Provenance: Terence Mcinerney, Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1 April 1998.The Irving Collection, no. 3866. Note: The enamel pattern and... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century

Lot 1706. An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on four short cabriole legs terminating in ruyi head-form feet, painted around the shaped aprons with a lotus scroll, the interior walls of the box painted with the flowers of the four seasons, the cover painted on top with butterflies in flight amidst a fruiting pomegranate tree, above the sides painted... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 2934. An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is elegantly formed with high shoulders that tapers to a sunken base. The translucent glass is decorated with opaque white splashes, below an overlay of blue swirls on the upper neck and encircling the everted mouth rim, box.  Literature: Franz Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century

Lot 3671. A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century; 16.6 cm., 6 5/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened upright body with a band of archaistic kui dragons between rope-twist borders and a key-fret band bordering the mouthrim, all rising above a recumbent phoenix with claws held tightly beneath, its head turned back with its beak open, its tail intricately incised with ruyi-shaped plumage and... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 132. A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to a straight rim, painted to the centre in varying tones of cobalt blue, depicting a dense design of phoenix in flight amongst leafy scrolling branches of chrysanthemum, below a band of ruyi at the shoulder and with bands of pendant leaves below the rim and at... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]